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J-1 scholars and employees are required to complete an orientation session and immigration check-in process after arriving at Tufts. This is to ensure that you receive appropriate information and guidance about how to maintain valid immigration status while conducting research, teaching, or working at Tufts.

J-1 Visa Check-In and Immigration Orientation

 J-1 Orientations are conducted on-line using Zoom on the dates listed below.  Please click on the appropriate link to register for the next available online orientation. Visiting scholars and employees in J-1 status should check in with the International Center within two weeks after arriving at Tufts. Check-in and orientation are mandatory under J-1 visa requirements. Please consult the table below for check-in times with the International Center location responsible for managing your J-1 visa status. After completing the orientation you will be instructed on how to submit your Confirmation of Arrival Form for SEVIS. You will be required to provide a copy of your  I-94 admission record and visa stamp for to complete the submission.

Upcoming Orientation sessions (click on the date to register):